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Seasonal Planting for Honey Bees


Course Code: AE0407WA21

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Last Held: March 11, 2021
6:30pm - 8:00pm EST (Login time: 6:15pm EST)

Next offering TBD. View other upcoming courses for beekeepers.


Seasonal planting for honey bees is essential to their lives, especially during some key times during the year. Bees will need an abundance of food when coming out of the winter doldrums and in the fall as they are attempting to gather pollen and nectar for their winter reserves. This webinar will address planting for these particular times of year to best support your local bee populations.

After attending, you will be able to:

  • Understand the bees' needs;
  • Evaluate and understand your particular landscape;
  • Identify preferred indigenous plant species; and
  • Know how to take advantage of public open spaces for seasonal plantings.

Ultimately, your goal is to improve the seasonal variety of beneficial plants, beginning with early spring, through summer, and ending in the fall.

Instructor: Z. John Zingis, Jr., Apiarist

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Z. John Zingis, Beekeeping Course Instructor

Z. John Zingis, Jr., Apiarist

Mr. Zingis has been a professional environmental consultant since 1983, with vast experience in soils and vegetation. He's designed planting schemes using indigenous plant with a focus on beneficial pollinator plant species. Mr. Zingis has been a beekeeper for 5 years and designed his personal gardens for pollinators with a focus on selecting plant species that will be in bloom throughout the year.


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Substitutions are permitted. View cancellation policy.


No meals will be provided.


This online course will be delivered via Zoom.

Equipment you will need to access this training:

  • A computer, tablet, or smartphone
  • Microphone is not necessary (all students will be muted on entry; you can use the "chat function" to type your questions and interact with the instructor)
  • Webcam is optional but not necessary
  • Speaker is optional but not necessary (you will be able to listen to the presentation by dialing in on your phone if your computer does not have a speaker)


  • If this is your first time registering with us, please provide your own unique email address when registering; do not provide an email address that you share with co-workers.

  • If you have previously taken classes with us and have used an email address that you share with your co-workers or supervisor, you must update your account with a unique email address. Click the Register Online button below and sign into your account. On the left side toolbar, click My Account. On the drop-down menu, click Edit Profile/Password. Scroll down to the Email Address field (not the secondary email address field!) and enter your own, individual (not shared!) email address here. Click the Submit button at the bottom to save. If you need assistance updating your account, please email or call (848-932-9271, option 2) our Registration Department.

Note: Pre-registration is required.


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Program Coordinator: Pamela Springard-Mayer, 848-932-7463
Administrative Assistant: Jackie Findra, 848-932-7180